Saturday, November 30, 2013

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

We have a new challenge for you at The Squirrel and The Fox and it's Summer or Winter. This adorable image is from our current sponsor **Pink Cat Studio** and I love it. Here's the link if you like it too.  
I cut an aperture window from a Spellbinders Decorative Labels Twenty-Seven die and popped my dp up on foam dots. The image was colored with Copics and I added frosted lace stickles to create a fur trim on her hood. They are such a cute couple, don't ya think? Verve's Merry and Bright stamp set provided my sentiments and I used a felt snowflake to back my button with twine bow. I outlined the edges with faded jeans distress ink and added some ruby red liquid dots for a finish. As you can tell by my sentiments this one is for my sweetie because I love him and penguins. :)
Prize is 5 free digi's to our lucky winner!
My teamies have a wonderful lineup of inspiration so please click their links on my right sidebar and check out their makes.
Have fun with this challenge and congrats to our Winner of Challenge #57 and to the Top 3. The entries were all fabulous!!!
That's all for me today, thanks for stopping by!
Lisa xx

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Black Friday???

Gift Card Folder-front

No thank you!!!
That's right, here in America we celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday and Friday the shopping rush begins. (Actually I think they've even moved it up to Thanksgiving night, good grief). I am not one of those people who get up in the wee hours, or camp outside a store, or stand in those long lines or any of that craziness. It's just not for me but you know what does work for me? Gift Cards. It may seem impersonal to some but my family loves them and they get exactly what they want. :)
I am hosting the new challenge - Be Krafty - at Top Tip Tuesday and I created a tutorial on how to make this easy and versatile Gift Card Folder. You can check it out HERE and see all the amazing inspiration by my teamies as well. The fun image is Bobblehead Christmas-Santa by Bugaboo Stamps and I used him for several gift card folders this year. I did create one without an image and here it is.
front was distressed with Concord Grape
and a few more using the fun Bobblehead Christmas -Santa image

One lucky Random winner will win 7 Digi images for their choice.


Tammy Louise is offering a fab prize to 1 lucky winner
2 Shape EZ templates or your choice.
Okay, it's your turn to get krafty. Have fun with this challenge and remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
To those celebrating Thanksgiving this week I hope you have a wonderful holiday and if you do get out in the mad rush please be careful, seriously. ;)
Lisa xx

Sunday, November 24, 2013

In the Meadow...

(click for a clearer view)
we can build a snowman
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man
But you can do the job
when you're in town
Well at least I finished the verse for you lol. For the lyrics to Winter Wonderland click here and sing along with me. :)
It's time to kick off a new linky party at Make It Monday! Are you ready? Before we do, I'd like to congratulate our featured entry and winning commenter of last week's party. 
My little tune was inspired by the image, In the Meadow, our current sponsor **C. C. Designs** provided the DT to create with. It's so cute! I colored it with Copic's, added a touch of holiday sparkle with Stickles and bordered the Spellbinders die cut with liquid pearls. A simple button with twine and four holly stickers is all the embellishment I needed for the top of this gift box. Each side was covered with green cardstock and a cardstock sticker was added to the front. The gift box was a snap to put together since it is premade and comes with a magnetic closure. It's been in my stash for a while (out of sight, out of mind) and I purchased it here.
Our Sponsor
Prize is a $15 gift certificate to the winner. 
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! 
A big thank you for providing the DT with our image to create with!
First I have to say that I love the name of her blog- Sassy and Southern. :) I also love the way she colored this image and she definitely knows a thing or two about shading. The gingham dp  is the perfect backdrop for this fab Thanksgiving card.
Trisha, thanks for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday!
It's hard to believe we are celebrating Thanksgiving, here in the US, in four days. Where has this year gone? 
My fellow teamies all used the same digi I did and it was fun to see what everyone came up with. Click HERE to go to the challenge blog or on their links in my right sidebar. I love their inspiration and you will too!
Have a great week everyone and to those celebrating Thanksgiving this week I hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends, good food and good times. L2, enjoy your new home. :)
Lisa xx

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fall Is In the Air

It's Sunday in the US but Monday in Australia so you know what that means-time for the new linky party at Make It Monday to open. Yay! I love seeing the creative mojo from around the world and how everyone gets involved commenting on other entries. :) On that note, congrats to our winning commenter and featured entry, way to go!
Our sponsor this week is the fun and cute Bugaboo Stamps. I'm using Jar-Autumn which I happen to love. I can think of so many uses for this image and I let it take center stage on my card. I embossed the background panel with a honeycomb folder by Cuttlebug, colored my image with Copic's and distressed the image panel with antique linen and spiced marmalade. Twill ribbon and bling complete my card.
Prize is winner's choice of 7 single digi's.
A big thank you to Bugaboo Stamps for supplying the DT with images to create with.
Tracy's coloring is always outstanding but she's also included a wonderful tutorial on how to create this fab sunburst. I love this card and click her link to see it for yourself. 
Thanks Tracy for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday!
Check out what my teamies made to inspire you this week and feel free to leave them some comment love. You'll find their links on my right sidebar or click HERE for the challenge blog. 
Thanks for stopping by, have a terrific week!
Lisa xx 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Show Your Support

Violet in support of Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Hi all!
We have a new challenge for you at The Squirrel and The Fox and this one is special to us. One of our design team members-Mags B has a daughter fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Violet is the ribbon color associated with this disease so we are asking you to use this color somewhere on your paper creation.
Sacha, her daughter, was so touched by this challenge that it inspired her to create a beautiful bracelet and earring set to give away to one lucky winner. Mags is also offering a Michael Powell stamp and Whimsy die so click HERE to find out how you can win these fabulous prizes in addition to the prize our sponsor is offering. 
Our sponsor, Make It Crafty, provided images for the DT to create with and we're so appreciative of their support. I'm using Sitting Jane digital image on my card and I loved coloring her. I used several violet embellishments and I hope Sacha and Mags like my card. :)
Prize is a AU $15 voucher to spend in the online store.
Congratulations to the winner and top 3 of our Animal Antics challenge. Your entries were wonderful and I loved seeing all of those animals.
Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a great day!
Lisa xx

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Let Us Give Thanks

That's the new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and Deneen, our hostess, found a terrific sketch to use as inspiration. But before I go into that there's some news to share and I'm so happy I don't have to keep quiet a minute longer. We have 5 brand new DT members making their debut and you are going to love the inspiration and talent they are bringing to Top Tip Tuesday. So without further ado here's my new teamies...
(in alphabetical order)
Please stop by and give them a warm welcome to TTT and to all who entered the DT call a big thank you. Your entries were fabulous and thanks for sharing your talent with us!
Okay, back to the challenge. Deneen is asking you to use her borrowed sketch which you can see HERE on the challenge blog. That's easy to do, right! Have fun and we look forward to seeing your paper creations and dropping by your blogs for a visit.
with a prize of



My card features an image by Meljen's Designs-Fall Wreath-and I'm using it on a Thanksgiving card. The sentiment is by Verve Stamps and here's a tip for newbies. If you need a pearl/rhinestone embellishment and you don't have one to match just color a clear or pearl embellishment with Copic markers. You can create custom bling that matches perfectly. :)

My teamies have some wonderful tips and creations to share so please pay them a visit by clicking HERE or their links on my right sidebar.
Thanks for spending some time with me, have a terrific day!
Lisa xx

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happy Birthday

A new linky party just opened at Make It Monday and our sponsor this week is Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Congrats to our featured entry and our winning commenter of last week's linky party. It was exciting to see so many wonderful entries and it definitely made it hard to choose my Pick of The Week. There's a lot of creativity out there and we're glad you choose to share your paper creations with us at Make It Monday!

On my birthday card today I'm using an image, Polka Dot Pals Daisy, by our sponsor. She's colored with Copic markers and I sponged the white background with Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink by Ranger. I used ribbons, paper flowers, a pearl brad, bling, Stickles, a die cut tag by MFT and stamped sentiment from Verve on my card. The papers are by MME-Life of the Party and they've been in my stash for a while so made me happy to use them. :)

Here's the sketch I used for inspiration.


#91 Jodi - Kaboo Designs

 I love how she colored the image and I think this is a cool ;) card for a guy. Click her link to find out where you can get this great image as it's a new release.
Thanks Jodi for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday.
Prize is three digi's of winner's choice!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Papertake WeeklyChallenge: Sketchie Free For All

 While that's it for me today I do hope you'll pay my teamies a visit and check out their amazing inspiration. You can click HERE for the challenge blog or their links on my right sidebar.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a terrific week!
Lisa xx

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Miss You, A Lot!

Hello all, so happy to have you here!
It's always exciting around here when Saturated Canary is our sponsor. Krista's images are beloved by those who enjoy coloring with markers. This little cutie, Angels Among Us, reminds me so much of my own daughter. We all feel she is an angel among us in our family. This card is for her as she's a freshmen at college, and like all college students she enjoys receiving care packages. I always tuck a handmade card in the box as well as a few treats for her and my grand dog, Rosie. :)
The sentiment (so true!) was spelled out with Tim's Idea-o-logy
sticker letters. She's colored with Copic's and the paper is by
Cosmo Cricket-Early Bird collection.
(Another paper pad which I tend to hoard save)
Krista's offering 2 free digi's to our winning commenter.
Want to see more of her fabulous images, click HERE to see what my teamies have in store for you. You'll be glad you did!
My PICK's OF THE WEEK are...
I love this card! It made me smile on so many levels. :) First, I sing this song ALL the time, just ask my family lol. Seriously, Pam's coloring is beautiful and I love the wonky panels plus the fab embellishments.
Thanks Pam for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday!
and my second pick is this fab mini by
The is the cover of Nancy's Christmas mini album! I love the papers she used throughout and all of the little extras. :) To see it for yourself (and be inspired) click HERE and enjoy. I did!
Thanks Nancy for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday!

I'm so glad you spent some time with me today, it means a lot and so do your comments. :) Hope all of you have an awesome week and enjoy your crafty endeavors. Before you go, if you see something you like here on my blog just click the Add to Circles button on my left sidebar. I'll be sure to add you to my Circles as well so we can stay in touch. :) 
Lisa xx

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Animal Antics

(click to view larger image)
It's all about Animal Antics at The Squirrel and The Fox.
Our sponsor, Sweet and Sassy Stamps, supplied the DT with images to create with and I'm using Santa Owl on my Christmas card. He's a cutie and I had fun putting this card together for someone special.
I used papers from Bo Bunny and Webster's Pages plus several dies. A holly brad with a bow made its way onto this card (its been in my stash for awhile) and you'll find liquid dots all over this card. I'm kind of on a roll to use up a few ;) of the supplies that have been lying around my crafty space. I made a commitment at the beginning of the year to not buy supplies that I did not need and borrowing a few paper packs I've kept it to expendables only. Good thing January 1st is just around the corner because I am ready for some new stuff. ;) Okay, back to my card-Verve Stamps helped me out with the tree die, snowflake stamped images and Merry Christmas sentiment. Spellbinders dies were used to cut all of the circles and the paper roses are by Recollections.
Prize is 3 free digi's of winner's choice!
 Speaking of animal antics, my DD and I were at the zoo in Nashville today. We enjoyed watching this little guy who was perched on the edge of a barn loft door. He was quite a character and took no notice that his shells were landing in people's hair as they walked out of the barn. ;) For him it was all about a good meal and enjoying the crisp autumn air.
he is way up there, can you see him

 here's a better view, he totally blends with the siding of the barn
we saw some barn owls too but no antics for them today ;)
Click HERE to see all of the inspiration my teamie's came up with this week or click their links on my right sidebar. I look forward to seeing your paper creations and dropping by your blogs for a visit.
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Lisa xx

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